Senator, Frontier Communications to bridge the digital divide

California Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), Frontier Communications, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias have joined to announce expanded broadband Internet services to digitally underserved communities in the San Joaquin Valley through the federal Connect America Fund (CAF), the company said.

Senate Republican Leader Emeritus Fuller has been a champion for expanded access to broadband for her constituents.

With a long history of serving some of the most rural, high-cost, and hard-to-serve communities in California, Frontier is committed to connecting communities with broadband and bringing USD 228 million in federal funds to expand broadband availability across California by 2020.

Expanded access includes newly enabled broadband to 13,000 households in the 16th Senate District. The enhancements include high-speed Internet availability to more than 3,800 households in Exeter, California and the remainder in surrounding communities including Alpaugh, Dunlap, Fowler, Lemon Cove, Lindsay, Miramonte, Reedley, Sanger, and Tivy Valley.

Frontier´s CAF deployment with USD 38 million per year for six years is making broadband available to households in some of the most remote and sparsely populated parts of the state, from the San Joaquin Valley to the Mojave Desert to the mountains of Northern California: locations where it is economically unfeasible to deploy broadband infrastructure without public support.

Frontier Communications is a provider of providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed Internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business™ offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.